Waters Warm Up: Take Safety Precautions Now to Prevent Drowning!
LIBERTY, February 25, 2014 - According to a study in the journal of Pediatrics, more than 1,000 children die each year unfortunately from drowning. In 2012, 71 children died from drowning in Texas. Statistics also show that if that child survives, it is very possible that the child will suffer from brain damage or a potential long - term disability. Children at the highest risk of drowning are between the ages of 0-4.
It is truly critical that steps are taken to prevent these unnecessary drowning’s from occurring. Listed below are a couple of steps that can be taken by parents to decrease the chances of drowning.
Keeping these steps in mind will help to make spring and summer safe and fun! Enjoy!
This article was brought to you by the agencies and organizations that make up Liberty County’s Child Fatality Review Team that helps educate our residents on ways to prevent child deaths and lower child mortality. For additional information, please contact Alexis Cordova, County Extension Agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Liberty County at 936-334-3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.